Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Long Trail AleLong Trail Ale

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1,126 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 12
Gots: 110 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Long Trail Ale is a full-bodied amber ale modeled after the “Alt-biers” of Düsseldorf, Germany. Our top fermenting yeast and cold finishing temperature result in a complex, yet clean, full flavor. Originally introduced in November of 1989, Long Trail Ale beer quickly became, and remains, the largest selling craft-brew in Vermont. It is a multiple medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by taylor714914:
Photo of taylor714914
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured this beautiful ale into a tulip glass.

A- Golden copper color with a finger of head.

S- I didn't get much of anything out of the smell. Maybe a hint of apple somewhere in there and a bit of hops.

T- This was a balanced brew. Bitter hoppy taste with a sweet backbone of malt. Green apple flavors peeked through on the finish.

M- Slick and somewhat coating but thin. Good carbonation for an ale.

D- Quite easy to sit down and drink a few of these.

An average brew in my book. I'd drink it if it was there, but I wouldn't reach for it on the shelf.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a stop off in VT,had seen while living up there but never tried it.Poured a hazy orange/gold color with almost no head,aroma is light and subtley hopped with a light fruitiness as well.The beer has a decent balance of hops and malt but neither really stick out to make me want another,its not a bad beer but unspectacular in my opinion.

Photo of MadScientist
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Tator320
2.56/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of TimBeaulieu
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of woodchipper
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of SkiBum22
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of MikeC144
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of GiannaG
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of muskiecf
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good altbier. Not much really stands out on this offering. It's not that it is bad...just boring I suppose. I'm not crazy about the yeast profile in this one. Has a bit of a bite in the aftertaste. Not bad, but not anything to write home about. Their Double Bag Ale is better. Pass on this one.

Photo of kevrob802
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a pleasant beer. It was a pretty amber color with a fairly thick white head and a little bit of lacing. A malty aroma, not much else there. A good hoppy taste, with just a little bitterness at the end. Feels good. I could drink a few of these quite easily.

Photo of vtcodajeff
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of DWolf
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of generallee
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The body has good clarity and a nice medium amber color. Its head was off white in color, of average size and quickly settles down and fades to thin ring of lace.

Smell: The aroma has hints of leafy, mineral like and grassy hops with some lightly toasted grain.

Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor is well balanced and delicate. Hop flavor is leafy and grassy with mild bitterness. It is in very good balance with the light bready malt. The light bitterness fades quickly and cleanly off the tongue, setting you up for the next sip. It has a light to medium body, smooth texture and average carbonation.

Notes: Overall it's an all around good beer with wonderful drinkability.

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Doomcifer
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of PabstMan252
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice amber color with a smooth flavor. Also offers a great fragrance with a wonderful head piece. No after taste and goes well with just about anything. When this first arrives at your seating you will notice the color and realize that it looks like a lager however you will be pleasantly surprised how smoothed and non bitter this beer presents.
Please try...your taste buds will explode!

Photo of Jason
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Billolick
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle with a "bottled on date", on the label, of 6 weeks ago, nice FRESH beer! Pours a light almond amber, minimal head and not much lacing. Nutty, bready nose. Malt, malt and more malt characterizes this tasty quaffer from Vermont. Nutty and mildly roasted the sweetness of this brew is nicely rounded and full. Lightly hopped, it does finish with a snappy dryness and a slight chalkyness. Drinkable and refreshing. A classic Vermont staple brew.

Photo of fdrich29
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse.

Pours an amber brown, not too much by way of head. Caramel/ malt flavor, some nuttiness going on. Tastes very much the same way it smells with malt the predominent flavor. Weak mouthfeel, but fairly drinkable.

My first pint of Long Trail and it was pretty much what I had expected. Worth a try or two.

Photo of asuburbanman
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mealy58
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of standardcherry
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.